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Rank '08
Rank '07[1]
Rank '06[1]
3 yr. rank[1]
Business school name
Course design[3]
New skills[7]
Aims achieved[9]
% Women[12]
Intl. part.[13]
Intl. location[15]
Fac. diversity[17]
11--Harvard Business SchoolU.S.A.44121110152190433311024
2312University of Virginia: DardenU.S.A.312110417333255265474340
35106IMD Business SchoolSwitzerland7126116161662116122434151
3233Stanford Graduate School of BusinessU.S.A.16342715219211450251526
5776IE Business SchoolSpain1610191717511026739296565
6656Center for Creative LeadershipU.S.A. / Belgium / Singapore82431814551319372232593218
7826Iese Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain111917252718313161439378222
8131211Columbia Business SchoolU.S.A.135126383091224222104410258
8111812UCLA Anderson School of ManagementU.S.A.23713112134212838122932474314
10181715Western University: IveyCanada / China121511921241215142640331411912
11498University of Chicago: BoothU.S.A. / U.K.5148161391418727201202322027
1218--University of Pennsylvania: WhartonU.S.A.15249741123710233041920402034
13201315London Business SchoolFeatured business schoolU.K.141613125232082910221629242510
13838Northwestern University: KelloggU.S.A.17810891731114253111423451520
15171917Fundação Dom CabralBrazil971426261091615421343217737
1614712InseadFeatured business schoolFrance / Singapore2018181572927143412191122854
17152118Queen's University: SmithCanada2426202222312211117340274122411
18233325SDA Bocconi School of ManagementItaly21916143620623185380384637329
19222221MIT: SloanU.S.A.192155822482423371711612382031
21262624University of Toronto: RotmanCanada1013151834123919174349114839173217
22101114Babson Executive EducationU.S.A.30252310202533339114281540272930
2312614Duke University: FuquaU.S.A.6112721152147318132222048353239
23211520Ipade Business SchoolMexico2228303033382024211713834112545
25303129Essec Business SchoolFrance / Singapore2832253929137304316423201961423
26272325HEC ParisFeatured business schoolFrance26233124286221249312931130212913
27343833ESCP Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance / U.K. / Germany / Spain / Italy35202628381525174783411228191222
27281323University of Michigan: RossU.S.A.31172823122728263129315174743643
29252025Cranfield School of ManagementFeatured business schoolU.K.3733322719264223862813131363940
30282628Wisconsin School of BusinessU.S.A.27222220372818286393725016474347
31232526University of St GallenFeatured business schoolSwitzerland183529333235212933352032913133129
32313031Esade Business SchoolFeatured business schoolSpain4141434241301140281835224103421
32332630IAE Business SchoolArgentina32404037424019352715250171116115
34312630Vlerick Business SchoolBelgium25303440403729323034312421830819
35373536Henley Business SchoolU.K.423137321632433425363823441413943
3641--Macquarie Business SchoolAustralia332721192534452745504354349294336
37354238EMLyon Business SchoolFeatured business schoolFrance38343338443626385033300254520827
38393838Gordon Institute of Business Science at UPSouth Africa364936463938444222203834527332515
39404240Aalto UniversityFinland / S. Korea / Singapore2937384448333636324135144817213950
39383537York University: SchulichCanada40363535354350471949420342621117
41---University of Oxford: SaïdFeatured business schoolU.K.4547453614424641403227842141335
42423439Hult Ashridge Executive EducationU.K.44434441244732443638332133743433
43444544Melbourne Business School, Mt ElizaAustralia473842313145383939442822715471537
4446--Católica Lisbon School of Business and EconomicsPortugal344239474339354542303433238383646
45424042Stockholm School of EconomicsSweden / Russia393946434544373735404684536284348
46454144Nyenrode Business UniversiteitNetherlands43444145494134434646191451463949
47353138AGSM at UNSW Business SchoolAustralia464648343050414641484143743444331
4850--Lagos Business SchoolNigeria49454948464842494445264407422031
49---NHH Norwegian School of EconomicsNorway5048505050494050204226403153642
5046--USB Executive DevelopmentSouth Africa485047494746494848473463235184324
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Table notesAlthough the headline ranking figures show changes in the data year to year, the pattern of clustering among the schools is equally significant. Some 280 points separate the top school from the school ranked number 50. The top 16 schools, from Harvard Business School to Insead, form the elite group of providers of open enrolment programmes. The second group runs from Canada's Queen's School of Business to Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School ranked 34. Sixty-six points separate these two schools. The third group is headed by Henley Management College which scored 110 points more than the school ranked 50.

1. These data are for information only and are not used in the rankings.

2. The provision of advanced information on programme content and the participant selection process.

3. The flexibility of the course and appropriateness of class size, structure and design.

4. Contemporary and appropriate teaching materials and a suitable mix of academic rigour and practical relevance.

5. The quality of the teaching and the extent to which teaching staff worked together to present a coherent programme.

6. The extent to which other participants were of the appropriate managerial/academic level, the international mix of the class and the interaction between course participants.

7. The relevance of new skills to the workplace, the ease with which they were implemented and the extent to which the course encouraged new ways of thinking.

8. The level of follow-up offered after participants returned to their workplace and networking opportunities with other participants.

9. The degree to which participant and company expectations were met.

10. The quality of food and accommodation.

11. The quality of teaching accommodation and IT and library facilities.

12. The percentage of female participants.

13. Amalgamates the percentage of participants from outside the business school's base country and its region (e.g. North America, Europe, Asia etc.).

14. Amalgamates growth in income and percentage of repeat business.

15. Programmes run outside the business school's base country and its region.

16. The quantity and quality of programmes taught in conjunction with other business schools.

17. The mix of faculty by nationality and gender.

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